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Jehu Chesson | Wide Receiver

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/29/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 203

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Chiefs selected Michigan WR Jehu Chesson with the No. 139 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
Chesson (6’2/204) made 25 starts for Michigan, collecting a 114/1,639/12 (14.4 YPR) career receiving line and returning a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown as a junior. He earned first-team All-Big Ten from the conference’s coaches in 2015, but slipped to honorable mention last year. Chesson did help himself in Indy, running 4.47 and showing explosion in the broad jump (11’). Turning 24 later this year, Chesson is old-ish for a rookie and was a body catcher on tape, also struggling to make much happen after the catch. Chesson profiles as a short-area possession receiver who may best fit in the slot. Sat, Apr 29, 2017 01:49:00 PM

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Steelers OC Todd Haley spent extra time with Michigan WRs Jehu Chesson II and Amara Darboh at the school's pro day on Friday.

Specifically, Haley had some extra drills for the pair to run. Each could be an option for Pittsburgh if the club decides to shop for some depth at the position in the middle rounds.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 03:42:00 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Michigan WR Jehu Chesson to Brian Quick.

The 6-foot-3, 183-pound Chesson fell off this season (35-500-2) -- looking like a "shell of his 2015 self," per Zierlein -- after winning the team's MVP award in 2015 (50-764-9). It's possible health played a role. The 6-foot-3, 183-pounder sat out last spring's practices while recovering from a torn PCL. "Erratic quarterback play didn't help his production, but an inability to separate and a noticeable drop in confidence were also culprits," Zierlein wrote. "Has NFL size and ball skills but long speed and play strength are deficiencies that could limit him as a pro. If he can revert back to his 2015 form, he has WR2 or WR3 potential. But at this point, he appears to be a Day 3 pick who could struggle to find snaps early in his career."
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 05:03:00 PM

Michigan redshirt junior WR Jehu Chesson (knee) said that he will be ready for the season-opener against Hawaii.

"No restrictions, hit the ground running Aug. 8, no setbacks either, I'm just ready to roll," Chesson said. The 6-foot-3, 183-pounder sat out spring practice while recovering from a torn PCL. A year ago, he earned first-team All-Big Ten honors after catching 50 passes for 764 yards and nine touchdowns. He will have his first post-injury crack at the field when Michigan and Hawaii do battle in Ann Arbour on Saturday.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 12:41:00 PM

Michigan redshirt junior WR Jehu Chesson indicated that he has fully recovered from a partially torn PCL.

Chesson sat out spring practice due to the PCL tear, but said at the beginning of August that it wasn't an issue. Flash forward three weeks and that remains the case. The 6-foot-3, 183-pounder also indicated that he does not have any hesitation about being hit in the knee come Michigan's opener against Hawaii on Saturday. Chesson racked up 764 yards and nine touchdowns on 50 catches in 2015.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 04:01:00 PM

Michigan redshirt junior WR Jehu Chesson revealed he previously suffered a partially torn PCL.

However, that injury seems to be in the past. "I'm ready to go," Chesson told reporters on Sunday. Michigan deploys a methodical offense, but Chesson led the Wolverines with 764 receiving yards and nine touchdowns last season. Again, this is not a high opportunity offense. Chesson, however, posted some ridiculous grabs downfield in one on one situations.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 09:44:00 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compares Michigan redshirt junior WR Jehu Chesson to Mario Manningham.

"Manningham had more explosive plays on his collegiate tape, but Chesson is a more dependable target," Brugler wrote. "His development towards the end of last season signals a potential breakout senior year if he develops chemistry with Michigan's new starting quarterback." Chesson collected 50 catches for 764 yards and nine touchdowns last year to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors. "Chesson is a loose athlete with the galloping speed to easily accelerate in his routes and find open pockets in coverage," Brugler wrote. "He catches the ball well in stride with the locating skills to adjust without slamming on the breaks, creating after the catch with finishing speed and a legitimate fifth gear." Brugler does believe the receiver needs to work on his propensity to body catch and run sloppy routes.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 07:44:00 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh noted that redshirt junior WR Jehu Chesson (leg) will not be a full participant in spring practice.

Chesson's currently working his way back from a leg injury suffered against Florida in the Citrus Bowl. Predictably, no further information's been ladled out beyond the fact that his leg was, indeed, hurt. The 6-foot-3, 183-pound redshirt junior was spotted on crutches during Harbaugh's National Signing Day party. While he was quiet at times during the 2015 campaign, Chesson had his moments and finished out with 45 catches for 646 yards and eight touchdowns.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 07:35:00 PM

Michigan redshirt junior WR Jehu Chesson caught five passes for 118 yards and a touchdown in the school's 41-7 win over Florida.

Chesson beat Vernon Hargreaves III on his 31 yard touchdown catch, easily getting behind the highly though of corner. Michigan's roster should only get more talented moving forward, and Chesson could be a pivotal piece of the puzzle in 2016.
Fri, Jan 1, 2016 04:35:00 PM

Michigan redshirt junior WR Jehu Chesson was named the Bo Schembechler team MVP.

Chesson was voted MVP by his teammates after he hauled in 45 passes for 646 yards and eight touchdowns. Said the 6-foot-3, 183-pound senior, "I’ve been humbled and blessed to be around great people on a daily basis. I’ve learned so much, and it’s a huge part of why I’m here today." Chesson, himself, voted for graduate QB Jake Rudock. HC Jim Harbaugh was nothing but proud of his team, saying that he believed their 9-3 season "got [Michigan's] dignity back."
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 09:46:00 PM

Michigan senior WR Jehu Chesson caught eight passes for 111 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 42-13 loss to Ohio State.

It took Chesson most of the season to develop chemistry with QB Jake Rudock. Now that he has it, he probably wishes the season would drag on for a few more months. Entering the Indiana contest three weeks ago, the 6-foot-3, 183-pound senior's season-high yardage total was 58 against Michigan State. Over the past three games, Chesson has caught 22 balls for 387 yards and five touchdowns. He's a player to target in DFS during bowl season.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 03:49:00 PM

Michigan senior WR Jehu Chesson caught 10 passes for 207 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 48-41 2OT win over Indiana.

Egads. Chesson caught three of his four touchdowns in the first half, but it was the final one that proved most memorable. With time about to expire and Michigan trailing 34-27, graduate QB Jake Rudock fired the ball in to Chesson from five-yards out. He wrapped up the reception between several defenders and after the made extra point, the game progressed to overtime. Saturday's effort was, by far, his best of the season. The 6-foot-3, 183-pound senior's previous high-yardage day had been 58 against Michigan State. While Saturday's 207 yards were almost certainly an anomaly, all seven of his touchdown catches have come in his last three games. Rolling the dice on him at a reasonable DFS price in the hopes of cashing a touchdown or two isn't the most outlandish thing a human being could do.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 08:19:00 PM

Michigan freshman WRs Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh are standing out in bowl practices.

One underrated aspect of accepting a bowl invitation is that it allows for the team to participate in over a dozen more practices, and these two freshmen are taking advantage. Chesson is redshirting this season while Darboh has been relegated to special teams duty. Both may see more playing time next season due to the graduation of Roy Roundtree and Devin Gardner's full-time switch to quarterback.
Source: MLive
Mon, Dec 10, 2012 08:36:00 AM